Christmas Light
thanks for joining us for another daily encouragement from our daily bread it was written by Lisa and Samara and she titled it Christmas light
 my eyes the Christmas tree look to be a blazing fire not because of artificial strings of lights but from real fire our family was invited to a friend's Deutsche tradition or the old German Way a celebration featuring delicious traditional desserts and a tree with real lit candles for safety the freshly cut tree was lit one night only as I watch the tree appear to burn I thought of Moses's encounter with God in the burning bush while tending sheep in the wilderness Moses was surprised by a flaming Bush that was somehow not consumed by the Flames as he approached the bush to investigate God called him the message from The Burning Bush was not one of judgment but a rescue for the people of Israel
 God had seen the plight and misery of his people who are enslaved in Egypt and had come down to rescue them while God rescued the Israelites from the Egyptians all of humanity still needed rescue not just from physical suffering but also from the effects that evil and death brought into our world hundreds of years later. Responded by sending down the light his son Jesus sent not to condemn the world but to save the world through him
 a scripture reading today is from Exodus chapter 3 verses 4 through 10
 when the Lord saw that he had gone over to look I called to him from within the Bush Moses Moses and Moses said here I am
 do not come any closer. Said take off your sandals for the place where you are standing is Holy Ground then he said I am the god of your father the god of Abraham the god of Isaac and the god of Jacob at this Moses hid his face because he was afraid to look at God
 the Lord said I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt I have heard them crying out because if they're slave drivers and I am concerned about their suffering so I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good as spacious land a land flowing with milk and honey the home of the Canaanites Hittites amorites perizzites hivites and jebusites and now the Cry of the Israelites has reached me and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them so now go I am sending you to pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt
 heavenly father thank you for sending Jesus the light of the world to save all of humanity please Leah burden on our hearts today to share your love with others so that they may know what cheese has have done for them and believe it's in Jesus name we pray amen
 thanks for listening today my name is Alicia Reisinger and today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread Ministries